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Old 09-03-2013, 08:20 PM
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At risk of losing the respect of most of the guys here.... I plan to put a cap on my new 2014 when I get it. I had a cap years ago, and never bought one for my current truck. I've regretted it every minute. But after some point, you convince yourself it's too late - just deal with tarps and miles of bungee cords and tie-down straps.

So for those with some experience, what brands would you recommend - and why?

FWIW, I'm planning to get a Laramie CC 6'4". I don't want the wedge - because I'd have to back it into my garage at 100mpg the first time to make it fit. The wife would not be happy.

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Although I do not have a cap now on my current truck, I have had caps on two previous trucks and my #1 recommendation is for Leer followed. They tend to be a bit saltier than others, but return well on the investment with a well made and durable cap.
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I second Leer. In a previous job all our company trucks had Leer toppers and they took a beating and kept on working. No loss of respect here....with the new sleeker lines on today's toppers they look awesome. Saw a black sport just like mine the other day with a blacked out Leer on her....looked fantastic!
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Another vote for Leer here. I put a Leer 100XQ on my 2013 Ram and I think with it's large side windows it looks better than all the other brands. My 02 Ram had a Leer XQ also and, other than replacing the rear props a couple of times, it was trouble free for 11 years.

Before ordering check out their website for discount coupons. I got a free keyless entry(worth $125) that works off the trucks key fob.
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Thanks for the heads-up on the discount!
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I don't favor caps anymore, but I had three Leer caps over the years. I fould Leer to possess the best design and finest build quality. I never had a single problem with any of them.
Here is a suggestion if you get a cap. Preserve your knees and save time. Buy yourself one of these and keep it at the tail gate always. You will thank me. It is called a "Ettore 49036 Grip 'n Grab" at Amazon for only $15 shipped.



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A few months ago I too was looking to throw a cap on mine and still contemplating on doing so and selling my Roll X.

I was looking at Leer as well as they seem to have the best fit. But there was another brand (reputable) that I was looking at and the name escapes me.
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A.R.E. is the other major cap manufacturer.
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Thanks....that was the other company cap I was looking at

Damn...too many manufacturers in my head and one given time
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i had A.R.E. on my 06. was just the cheap (still 1000 bucks) one but it was still a very good product
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